Use of lithium carbonate in the treatment of autoerotic asphyxia

J. A. Cesnik, Eli Coleman

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Abstract

We report the succesful use of lithium carbonate to promptly extinguish life-threatening behavior in a case of autoerotic asphyxia occurring in a 26-year-old male. In addition to his paraphilia, the patient met the DSM-III-R criteria for dysthymia, and had an avoidant personality disorder secondary to verbal, physical and sexual abuse inflicted during childhood and adolescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-286
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychotherapy
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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